Corvette Action Center - The ultimate online hub of Corvette news and information! Click here to go to the Corvette Forums!


Supporting Vendors / Dealers - Supporting Membership - Advertising Information - Corvette Amazon Shop
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    BlackCoupe96
    Guest

    Default battery needs to be replaced

    my 96 stock battery is about gone what do you guys recommend I replace it with stock or is there someyhing better out there .. thx

  2. #2
    Member JonM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    East Haven, CT- USA
    Posts
    4,543
    Corvette(s)
    84 Coupe

    Default

    Get one with the longest FULL REPLACEMENT warrantee

  3. #3
    vette1985
    Guest

    Default

    You might want to consider an Optima Red. I use this in my 85 Vette. It comes with an 84month warranty. GREAT BATTERY.... Bob

  4. #4
    WNH
    Guest

    Default

    Being that its a pain in the neck to install: get the best warrantee [ 84 months ], and any good brand name . So you don't have to bother with it again.

  5. #5
    Member XS650's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    146
    Corvette(s)
    96 LT-4 6-spd Convertible

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCoupe96
    my 96 stock battery is about gone what do you guys recommend I replace it with stock or is there someyhing better out there .. thx
    My 96 came with a Sears Blowhard. It may be an OK battery, but you have to remove it to pull the caps to check fluid level.

    My next C4 battery won't require fluid level checks.

    Dick

  6. #6
    Member Tom73's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Round Rock, TX
    Posts
    1,649
    Corvette(s)
    73 LS4 Coupe - 04 CE Conv

    Default

    I just get mine at Wal-Mart. $59 and a 3 year, full replacement, no questions asked, warranty.

    tom...

  7. #7
    Member Corvette-Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Dracut MA
    Posts
    569
    Corvette(s)
    1994 Black Rose Coupe

    Default

    I can safely say DON'T get an Exide !!
    I had a long post a while back about it.

    Let's just say that I saved 10 buck over another brand but in the long run it cost me $200 !

  8. #8
    Member KOPBET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Tulsey Town
    Posts
    3,407
    Corvette(s)
    '96 Arctic White p '73 Silver LS4 4 speed

    Default

    Exide used to be a supplier for Sears but I believe that relationship fizzled. Exide is still a supplier in some states for Wal-Mart ( Everstart). Exide also includes Champion, NASCAR XLT, Orbital, Stowaway and Trail Blazer.

    If I understand correctly it is Johnson Controls that supplies the DieHard (Gold)? Optima is now a subsidiary of Johnson Controls. JC also makes Duralast, Interstate, ProStart, and Everstart (some) in a market also including AutoZone, Wal-Mart, and Costco.

  9. #9
    BlackCoupe96
    Guest

    Default

    thanks great info .. don

Similar Threads

  1. What settings lost when battery removed
    By Dave1998 in forum C5 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-19-04, 05:25 PM
  2. battery in back of c4
    By ZR1 MK in forum C4 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-15-04, 04:42 PM
  3. help with battery and alarm
    By eliminator in forum C4 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-05-02, 08:10 PM
  4. Winter Storage - battery removal
    By Radar in forum C4 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-05-01, 10:04 PM
  5. Battery Problems
    By Her 92 in forum C4 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-08-01, 11:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
CORVETTE is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation & Chevrolet Motor Division.  Neither Chevrolet Motor Division nor any subsidiaries of GM shall bear any responsibility for CorvetteActionCenter.com content, comments, or advertising. CorvetteActionCenter.com is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied.  All Rights Reserved